One of the most reliable methods to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of individuals which must not be able to open it. There are various reasons to do this. For instance, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your site, or you may restrict the access for a whole country. You can even block IP addresses if you notice that there are too many browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left on your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In all of these scenarios, the traffic is most likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. That way, you will also prevent the prospect of your server getting overloaded by many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our cloud hosting service come with an IP blocking tool, so in case you'd like to limit the access to your websites, you'll be able to do this with just a few clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is quite simple to use. Once you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you shall just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and input the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system allows you to block whole networks also, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your websites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our semi-dedicated hosting service, will enable you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It comes with an IP blocking tool where you may add IP addresses with just several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to select the one you need and then enter the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just have to type in the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to type them manually. Because all the IPs that you add in this section will be listed, you could quickly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.